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September 29, 2014

Practice Teaching Crucial in Preparation, Louisiana Educators Say

Louisiana educators also think they could have had more preparation on teaching students to read and on developing lesson plans.

September 25, 2014

Winners of Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Include Many Familiar Names

Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.

September 16, 2014

U.S. Adults Support Longer, More Rigorous Teacher Prep, Poll Finds

Americans want higher standards and more time for aspiring teachers to learn the ropes.

September 03, 2014

N.C. District Votes to End Relationship With Teach For America

A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.

July 01, 2014

The Senate's Teacher-Prep Draft: What You Need to Know

Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.

June 19, 2014

Two on TFA: Studies Examine Cluster Placements and Older Novices

Two recent studies on TFA examine facets of the program. One continues to find that recruits boosted math scores in Miami schools, although they didn't seem to have much effect on their peer teachers. Another finds that older recruits are more likely to stay in the profession.

June 17, 2014

Alternative Certification Deemed Weak by NCTQ in New Teacher-Prep Report

The Washington-based group contends that alternative certification suffers from low standards and poor training, just like its traditional, university-based brethren.

May 27, 2014

Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Emphasize STEM, Common Core

The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.

April 25, 2014

White House: Draft Teacher-Prep Regs Out In Summer

The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.

April 23, 2014

Group to Develop Model Ethics Standards for Educators

An association plans to develop model ethics standards for teachers and other K-12 professionals.

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